Hackney,
27
November
2014
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17:18
Europe/London

Have your say on plans for Springfield Park

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Residents are invited to feed into exciting plans for Springfield Park.

With 14.73 hectares overlooking the Lea Valley, the park is one of the borough’s largest green spaces, and the Council is keen to restore some of its early 20th century features and improve the park.

It plans to submit a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to help it to restore and refurbish all of the park’s buildings - which date back to the mid 19th century - upgrade the park’s footpaths, play equipment, gates, railings and help to preserve its magnificent collection of trees

Ahead of the application, the Council wants to talk to as many park users as possible to outline the ambitious project and get their thoughts on what would improve the park. It will be holding a day of events, which will include talks from guest speakers about Springfield’s rich and varied heritage, as well as a cycle surgery, drawing workshop, face painting and free refreshments.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
We want to get an opinion from the people who know Springfield Park the best – the users. We know how well loved the park already is, so we’re really excited by the prospect of restoring, refurbishing and generally improving it.

We want everyone to understand the aims of this project and this should be a journey that involves everyone.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

To take part, visit the White Lodge from 1-4pm on Sunday 7 December or fill in the consultation form at https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/parks-green-spaces/springfield-park-consultation